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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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What is the importance of mitochondria?

What is the importance of mitochondria?

Vital: Hi. Mitochondria are the cells' powerhouse (except RBC and platelets, which don't have them). Mitochondria are vitally important. They convert chemical energy in glucose and fats into useful chemical energy (mostly ATP) that can drive uphill reactions. They are poisoned by things like azide and cyanide, and you know what happens with those toxins! Don't mess with the mighty mitochondria! ...Read more

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What is the prefix/ word root/ combining vowel/ and suffix meaning deciciency of all cells?

What is the prefix/ word root/ combining vowel/ and suffix meaning deciciency of all cells?

Do you mean "penia"?: Pancytopenia designates a deficiency or inadequate numbers of all blood cells. Leukopenia indicates a deficiency of white blood cells (wbcs). Anemia indicates a deficiency of red blood cells (rbcs). Aplastic anemia refers to the illness whereby the bone marrow can not produce sufficient new blood cells resulting in lowered counts of rbcs, wbcs, & platelets--or pancytopenia. ...Read more

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What is a brief summary on the meaning of paranoid schizophrenia?

What is a brief summary on the meaning of paranoid schizophrenia?

Some symptoms: Paranoid schizophrenia ? hostility or suspiciousness ? flat, expressionless gaze ? depression ? oversleeping or insomnia ? odd or irrational statements ? forgetful; unable to concentrate ? extreme reaction to criticism delusions and hallucinations are also common of a persecutory or grandiose nature (plots/conspiracies). ...Read more

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How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?

How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?

It hasn't.: There are lots of disabilities other than autism spectrum disorders. The reason why it seems that autism diagnoses are more common is that we have learned that autism is not just the severe form (like rain man), but includes a whole spectrum, ranging from severe down to very mild (like asperger's syndrome). ...Read more

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What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome ?

What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome ?

Huh? AS is an out-: dated diagnosis subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. Deficits in joint attention, facial recognition & Theory of Mind cause impaired social reciprocity/communication & narrow, repetitive areas of interest. If your ? is why it was a preferred diagnosis, one criterion for AS was an IQ of 70 or >, in the normal range.The myth was that everyone with AS had an above-average IQ. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of gluten free?

What is the meaning of gluten free?

No gluten protein: Gluten-free means the food or drink does not contain gluten, a protein found in such grains as wheat, rye, and barley (including malted barley or malt). Grains that do not contain gluten include corn, rice, millet, quinoa, sorghum, and buckwheat. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "evaluate the prospect of prostate surgery"?

What is the meaning of "evaluate the prospect of prostate surgery"?

Here are some...: The outlook of a surgery, which is the last resort of care after failing to all conservative treatments, is associated with the stage of the disease & patient's overall health state, in attesting: Doc has never cured anything for anyone, except infection at times, but to help modify something for someone to some degree with/without drugs and/or surgery at a reasonable time in a reasonable way.... ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

What is the prevalence of learning disabilities in the u.S.A?

I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed. ...Read more

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Isn't the term "psychotic" irrelevant? A emo-artist type would seem out of touch of reality in a engineering seminar- it's all point of view

Isn't the term "psychotic" irrelevant? A emo-artist type would seem out of touch of reality in a engineering seminar- it's all point of view

Reality check ?: Psychotic refers to being out of touch with reality. The term is used in conjunction with mental conditions where people might hallucinate, be paranoid or distort reality in other ways. An artist (visual artist or a writer) may use their imagination and distort reality in their creations. That doesn't necessarily mean that they are psychotic. The important factor is whether they can judge reality. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of emr>?

What is the meaning of emr>?

E-Medical Record: Unless i misunderstand your question, emr stands for electronic medical record, where patient information is stored in computer databases as opposed to traditional paper charts. ...Read more

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What is the role of the axon in learning and development?

What is the role of the axon in learning and development?

Arms and legs: The neuron is the cell of the brain that is involved in learning and development. They need to be connected to other neurons to communicate. The axon is the arms or legs of the neuron that connect one neuron from another one. Without them, no communication and no learning and development. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may be able to be stretched slowly, but when the velocity is increased, the stretch causes a reflexive contraction within the muscle to antagonize the stretch. It is very commonly seen in upper motor neuron related diseases (stroke, cp, etc). ...Read more

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What is the technical explanation of being double jointed?

What is the technical explanation of being double jointed?

Elastin: You are double jointed because you have too much elastin in the ligaments that control the extremes of motion of your joints. This allows for too much potential motion and therefor injury. ...Read more

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What is the value of the family meal?

What is the value of the family meal?

Huge: The family meal has been shown to have huge benefits in a number of ways. It allows the family to slow down, decreases stress, and open communication channels. It gives the children a sense of unity and solidarity, helping with social development and confidence. Plus the family dinner is much more nutritious than most "grab and go" type meals, helping with weight and obesity. ...Read more

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Whats the meaning of plasticity?

Whats the meaning of plasticity?

Flexibility: Plasticity usually refers to the malleability or flexibility of a tissue. Skin is more plastic than bone. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of psychotherapist ?

What is the meaning of psychotherapist ?

Partnership: Psychotherapy is an interpersonal experience between yourself and your therapist; it is a partnership. The therapist listens to whatever it is that is on your mind, and with empathic, thoughtful questioning over time assists you in being able to experience yourself and the external environment differently than prior to coming to therapy. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the hgb A1c of 7.2?

What is the meaning of the hgb A1c of 7.2?

Moderate control: You have good control of your diabetes but not ideal. The goal is maximum 6%. ...Read more

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What is the white pulp of the human spleen made of?

What is the white pulp of the human spleen made of?

Spleen white pulp: (Pulp = soft fleshy shapeless mass) the white pulp of the spleen is the the lymphoid tissue part of the spleen, contains white blood cells, traps microbes, produces antibodies, together with the red pulp, intermingled, form the splenic tissue. Check this link for more info http://www.innerbody.com/image/dige06.html#full-description ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more